Monthly Archives: June 2020

A New Garden Border

If the number of recent landscaping projects in the neighborhood is any indicator, our current pandemic has been good for nurseries. We’ve been considering expanding the plantings in front with the addition of a new strip along the front sidewalk, and it seemed like a good, manageable project after the many months I’ve spent on the basement. As is often the case, I began with a quick drawing in Sketchup to get a feel for scale.

Drawing of expanded beds.
A quick drawing in Sketchup provides a sense of scale for the extended beds before any digging happens. A three-and-a-half-foot deep bed provides enough space for a row of plantings and some smaller accent planting.
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